Rural issues day

2020

Friday 23  October · 7 CPD  units

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The Law Society of NSW is pleased to host Rural Issues Day on 23 October 2020. Join us for a full day of seminars on current topics that are relevant to regional and rural practitioners.

Rural Issues Day 2020 offers online panels and presentations tailor-made to bring you up to speed on the topics that matter most to you and your rural practice. The program features leading speakers from across the profession, including Commissioner John McKenzie from the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner, Registrar Brett McGrath from the Family Court & Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and Kirsty Ruddock, the Director of Regulatory Investigations and Compliance at the Natural Resources Access Regulator.

All sessions will be made available to attendees to watch on-demand after the live broadcast.

Don't miss this chance to expand your knowledge on legal issues that directly impact rural legal practice.

ONLINE EVENT DETAILS

Date      Friday 23 October 2020
Time     8.30am - Webcast login
                9.00am - President's welcome followed by  presentations
                5.30pm - Webcast concludes 

CPD      7 CPD Units
Cost       Member - $310 incl. GST
                  Non-member - $590 incl. GST

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PROGRAM

 

Time

Topic

Speakers

CPD units

Knowledge area

9.00am- 9.03am Chair Introduction Rural Issues Day Chair - Joanne van der Plaat
Councillor, The Law Society of NSW
Co-Chair, Rural Issues Committee
   

9.03am-9.05am

President’s welcome

Richard Harvey
President, The Law Society of NSW

 

 

9.05am-9.25am

Keynote address

The Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC
Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

 

 

9.30am-10.35am

Panel session: talent retention and new ways of practising law in regional areas

Moderator: Emma Heuston
Founder and Principal Lawyer, The Remote Expert

Cara Austen
Founder, Twine Business + Law

Judith Harrison
Senior Lecturer, Australian National University

Jo Palmer
Founder, Pointer Remote Roles

1

Practice management and business skills

10.35am-11.39am

Case study: how family law courts have adapted to COVID-19

Brett McGrath
Registrar, Family Court & Federal Circuit Court

1

Substantive law

11.39am-12.45pm

Conveyancing update

Tony Cahill
Legal author and presenter

1

Substantive law

12.45pm-1.30pm

LUNCH AND SPONSOR EXHIBITION

1.30pm-1.33pm

Welcome back

Chair – Jodie Thurgood
Regional President, Mid-North Coast Law Society
Co-Chair, Rural Issues Committee

 

 

1.33pm-2.15pm

Natural Resources Access Regulator: regulatory and licensing powers and approach to compliance

Kirsty Ruddock
Director Regulatory Investigations and Compliance
Natural Resources Access Regulator

0.75

Substantive law

2.20pm-3.35pm

Panel session: navigating hardship and the impact of recent crises on rural legal practice

Moderator: Rachel Setti
Director, Rachel Setti Consulting

Dr Hazel Dalton
Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow (Executive)
Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

Malcolm Heath
Practice Risk Manager, Lawcover

Commissioner John McKenzie
Legal Services Commissioner for NSW

1.25

Professional skills

3.40pm-4.35pm

Recent probate decisions concerning testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval, informal wills and revocation of wills

Asheetha Jelliffe
Partner, Bridges Lawyers
Accredited Specialist, Wills and Estates

1

Substantive law

4.40pm-5.45pm

Legal ethics for rural practice

Linden Barnes
Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

1

Legal ethics

Program subject to change.

Download the pdf version of the program here.

SPEAKERS

 

Cara Austen


Cara Austen | Read bio
Founder
Twine Business + Law
 
 

Linden Barnes


Linden Barnes | Read bio
Senior Ethics Solicitor
The Law Society of NSW
 
 

Tony Cahill


Tony Cahill | Read bio
Legal Author and Presenter

 
 

Hazel Dalton


Dr Hazel Dalton | Read bio
Research Leader and Research Fellow (Executive)
Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

 
Judith Harrison


Judith Harrison | Read bio
Senior Lecturer
Australian National University
 
 

Richard Harvey


Richard Harvey | Read bio
President
The Law Society of NSW
 

Malcolm Heath


Malcolm Heath | Read bio
Practice Risk Manager
Lawcover
 

Emma Heuston


Emma Heuston | Read bio
Founder and Principal Lawyer
The Remote Expert
 

 
asheetha jelliffe


Asheetha Jelliffe | Read bio
Partner, Bridges Lawyers
Accredited Specialist,
Wills and Estates

Brett McGrath


Brett McGrath | Read bio
Registrar
Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Australia

commissioner john mckenzie


Commissioner
John McKenzie | Read bio

Legal Services Commissioner for NSW
 

Jo Palmer


Jo Palmer | Read bio
Founder
Pointer Remote
 

 
Kirsty Ruddock


Kirsty Ruddock | Read bio
Director Regulatory Investigations and Compliance
Natural Resources Access Regulator
 

Rachel Setti


Rachel Setti | Read bio
Director
Rachel Setti Consulting
 
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The hon Bronnie Taylor MLC


The Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC | Read bio
Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women
 

Jodie Thurgood


Jodie Thurgood | Read bio
Regional President, Mid-North Coast Law Society
Co-Chair, Rural Issues Committee
 

 
Joanne van der plaat


Joanne van der Plaat | Read bio
Councillor, Law Society of NSW
Co-Chair, Rural Issues Committee
 

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